Smoke Alarm Safety Tips for Grandview
Smoke Alarm Safety
Have you inspected your smoke alarms lately? Smoke alarms play a key role in a fire evacuation plan. Working smoke alarms will warn you of fire danger and help you get outside quickly. SERVPRO® of Denver North responds to fire damage emergencies in Grandview every year, and we offer these important safety messages about smoke alarms from the National Fire Protection Association:
- A closed-door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.
- It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
- Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
- A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.
- People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
- Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
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